There are many Indian tribes in Arizona, and some of them have difficult names. Here are some of them with phonetic pronunciations.
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- Gila River Indian Community - just south of the Phoenix area. Pronounced: hee-la
- Havasupai Tribe - located in the Grand Canyon. Pronounced: have-a-soup-pie
- Hohokam Tribe. Now called the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Pronounced: ho-ho-kam
- Hopi Tribe - northeast Arizona. Pronounced: hope-pee
- Mohave Tribe - located in western Arizona. Pronounced: mo-hah-vee
- Navajo Tribe- northeast Arizona, includes Canyon de Chelley. Pronounced: nav-a-hoe
- Pasqua Yaqui Tribe - southern Arizona. Pronounced: pask-wah yah-key
- Tohono O'odom Tribe - located in southern Arizona, the capital is Sells. Pronounced: tah-hoe-na aut-um
- Yavapai Tribe - north of the Phoenix area, includes Prescott. Pronounced: yav-a-pie
- These are not all the tribes in the state, just the ones that may be tricky to say.
- When visiting reservation lands, make sure you know the local (tribal) laws that apply.